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Ruthven Barracks ruin on a small hill in the shadow of the Cairngorm Mountains in the Highlands of Scotland

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History and culture

Explore some of the historic sites of the Scottish highlands while you stay at Strathallan bed and breakfast in Grantown on Spey.

Grantown Museum. Where you can discover more about the town and its history. There are some wonderful pictures and historic pieces on display.

Ruthven Barracks – A well preserved ruin dating from 1719. There are some beautiful photo opportunities.

Highland Folk Museum –  This open air museum showcases a variety of dwellings that would have been lived in by Highlanders over the years.

Strathspey Steam Railway – The steam railway offer special cream tea and evening meal packages which should be booked in advance during the summer.

Ballindalloch Castle –  Home of the Macpherson-Grants since 1546. You can visit some of the rooms in the house, enjoy a walk around their gardens and also have some tea and cake in their cafe.

Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle – Only an hour away this is the perfect day trip while staying at Strathallan Guest House.  The castle is managed by Historic Scotland and has a lot of information on its rather difficult past.

Brodie Castle – This is maintained by the National trust for Scotland and is a beautiful example of a 16th Century castle, filled with some amazing antiquities.

Knockando Woolmill – It is believed that this woolmill was opened in 1784. This beautiful place has been lovingly restored and you can walk around and rediscover the history and art-form of weaving in the Highlands.